Drug Testing North Carolina


Schedule a Drug Test in North Carolina

Urine Drug Testing

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Hair Drug Testing

90 Day Detection

Alcohol Testing

Breath & ETG

DOT Drug Testing


How to Schedule a Drug Test in North Carolina

Scheduling a drug, hair, alcohol or any testing service at any of our North Carolina testing facilities is simple and easy. Call (800) 977-8664 or you may schedule a test online 24/7 by clicking the ‘Order a Test’ button and receive your donor pass/registration form with the testing center address and instructions via email.

We Have Drug, Hair and Alcohol Testing Centers in all cities in North Carolina. (Call for additional drug testing locations)

Please be aware that our North Carolina drug testing centers do not accept any form of payment and require a test registration/ donor pass to administer a drug, alcohol, or any other type of test. You must call (800) 977-8664 to register for a test or you may register online, no appointment is needed, but a test registration form is required. Your zip code will be used to find our closet drug testing center to perform the drug or alcohol test which is needed.

About the State of North Carolina

North Carolina, also referred to as The Tar Heel State, is located in the southeastern region of the United States where it borders South Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee and Virginia. Aside from the beautiful scenery, North Carolina is ranked as one of the top U.S. states for doing business, which makes it obvious as to why it has an extensive highway system, four international airports and two seaports, according to the North Carolina Government.

However, it is not only top ranked in business, North Carolina is also home to some of the top medical facilities in the United States which include Duke University of Medicine, Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine and Wake Forest University School of Medicine.

With housing some of the best medical schools in the country, you can bet North Carolina has over 100 community hospitals as well as three that are ranked among the best for cancer care.

State of North Carolina Drug Testing News

According to the National Institute of Drug Abuse, North Carolina had over 1500 opioid-related overdose deaths in 2016. This puts them at a rate of 15.4 deaths per 100,000 compared to the average rate of the nation at 13.3 deaths per 100,000 persons.

Since 2010, deaths relating to heroin have skyrocketed from 39 deaths per 100,000 persons to 544 deaths per 100,000 persons in 2016. Also, the number of deaths relating to synthetic opioids also significantly increased from 170 deaths per 100,000 persons to 601 deaths per 100,000 persons.

Not to mention, in 2013 children being born with NAS (Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome) increased from 0.3 per 1,000 births in 2000 to 6.4 per 100,000 births in 2013.

Drug Testing Locations in North Carolina

Smart Drug Testing has drug and alcohol testing throughout the State of North Carolina including Charlotte, Raleigh, Greensboro, Durham, Winston-Salem, Fayetteville, Cary, Wilmington, High Point, Concord Greenville, Boone, Gastonia, Jacksonville, Highlands, Chapel Hill, Rocky Mount, Burlington, Apex, Kannapolis and other municipalities.

Marijuana Laws in The State of North Carolina

The State of North Carolina prohibits the use of marijuana for personal or recreational purposes.  North Carolina has decriminalized possession of marijuana to some extent, however, if individuals posses 0.5oz or less they would face misdemeanor charges, no jail time and a max fine of $200.  0.5-1.5oz would carry incarceration for 1-45 days and a max fine of $1000.  More than 1.5oz – 10lbs would carry felony charges, with 3-8 months in jail and up to a $1000 fine.  

North Carolina currently prohibits medical marijuana use, however, does allow for CBD use for the qualifying condition of intractable epilepsy.  Patients cannot posses cannabis extracts greater than nine tenths  of 1% of THC and must have least 5% CBD by weight.

Smart Drug Testing, LLC is North Carolina’s leading provider of drug, alcohol, occupational health and DNA testing with testing centers in all cities nationwide and most testing centers are within minutes of your home or office and same day service is available in most cases.

Drug and alcohol testing services in North Carolina are provided for employers and individuals for various reasons including employment related testing such as pre-employment, random selection, post accident and reasonable suspicion. We also provide US DOT drug and alcohol testing in accordance with Part 40, court ordered, probation, school and personal/family testing.

Our North Carolina drug testing services are delivered with the highest commitment to customer satisfaction and we are dedicated to providing convenient, cost effective and confidential drug and alcohol testing services with one of the fastest results reporting methods available in the industry. Regardless if you are an individual ordering one test or an employer scheduling 100 tests, our commitment to providing outstanding customer service is the same. We also only use certified laboratories and all test results are verified by our Medical Review Officers (MRO).

On the road or on vacation? No worries. Smart Drug Testing, LLC has over 10,000 Drug and alcohol testing centers available in all cities and we can schedule your test, ANYWHERE, ANYTIME!

FAQ's About Drug Testing in North Carolina

Drug detection factors

The length of time that a drug is detectable in the system depends on a variety of factors, including:

  • the type of test
  • dose
  • tolerance
  • potency
  • metabolism
  • the existence of medical conditions

Drug detection times

Please use these figures as a guide only:

  • Alcohol: 3-5 days in urine, 10-12 hours in blood
  • Amphetamines: 1-3 days in urine and around 12 hours in blood
  • Barbiturates: 2-4 days in urine and 1-2 days in blood
  • Benzodiazepines: 3-6 weeks in urine and 2-3 days in blood
  • Cannabis: 7-30 days in urine and up to 2 weeks in blood
  • Cocaine: 3-4 days in urine and 1-2 days in blood
  • Codeine: 1 day in urine and up to 12 hours in blood
  • Heroin: 3-4 days in urine and up to 12 hours in blood
  • LSD: 1-3 days in urine and up to 2-3 hours in blood
  • MDMA (ecstasy): 3-4 days in urine and 1-2 days in blood
  • Methamphetamine (crystal meth): 3-6 days in urine and 24 – 72 hours in blood
  • Methadone: 3-4 days in urine and 24-36 hours in blood
  • Morphine: 2-3 days in urine and 6-8 hours in blood

Drug detection in hair

Drugs or their metabolites may be detectable in hair. Hair grows at a rate of approximately 1cm per month so depending on the length of hair it may be possible to determine drug use over recent months.

A urine drug test, also known as a urine drug screen or a UDS, is a painless test. It analyzes your urine for the presence of certain illegal drugs and prescription medications. The urine drug test usually screens for:

  • amphetamines
  • methamphetamines
  • benzodiazepines
  • barbiturates
  • marijuana
  • cocaine
  • PCP
  • methadone
  • opioids (narcotics)

Alcohol can also be included in screening tests, but it’s usually detected through breath tests rather than urine screens.

A urine drug test can help a doctor detect potential substance abuse problems. After a drug test identifies drugs you may be misusing, doctors can help you start a treatment plan. Taking urine drug tests throughout substance abuse treatment helps to ensure that the plan is working and that you’re no longer taking drugs.

Cannabis: 7-30 days in urine and up to 2 weeks in blood.

Cocaine: 3-4 days in urine and 1-2 days in blood.

Codeine: 1 day in urine and up to 12 hours in blood.

Heroin:3-4 days in urine and up to 12 hours in blood.

It is broken down and excreted through your urine, making it detectable with urine drug testing for up to five days. Hair drug testing timelines have windows of up to 90 days.

Negative results are usually received within 24 hours; however, a positive screen will require further testing that may take a few days up to one week. If the initial screen is negative, a medical review officer (MRO) will typically contact the employer with the results.

If your urine is being tested only for a urinalysis, you can eat and drink normally before the test. If you‘re having other tests at the same time, you may need to fast for a certain amount of time before the test.

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